News: The Latest News from Ardara

New entrants to S.N. an Bhreacaigh, Ardara

Parents wishing to enrol their child next September for 2022-23 school year please contact the school for an enrolment form. The school can be contacted on 074 9541279 or by email to secretary@brackeyns.com   ~~~~~~~~  

Public Heritage Talk

Talk on Logainmneacha Pharóiste Ghleann Cholm Cille (Glencolmcille Placenames Project) Donegal G.A.P. Heritage and History Group are delighted to announce that we will host a talk about the work on the  Logainmneacha Pharóiste Ghleann Cholm Cille (Glencolmcille Placenames Project) on Thursday the 3rd February in the Kilclooney Dolmen Centre, Portnoo at 7.00 p.m. Admission: €5.…   ~~~~~~~~  

Lovin the Dunes

Lovin’ the Dunes: A Guided Walk by ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ A fantastic wee 10 km hike for Valentine’s weekend through the beautiful Sheskinmore Nature Reserve starting and finishing at Kiltooris Lough, Rosbeg. Saturday 12th of February, leaving at 11 am sharp. €20 pp and kids free if accompanied by an adult. Keep up…   ~~~~~~~~  

The Campbells

We started the Cup of Tae festival in 2001 and our encouragement and support was always the Campbells. In the early days we went on the Packie Keeney show with the Campbells to highlight the upcoming festival and what fun we had in the relaxed company of Packie and the stories of Jimmy and Vincie.…   ~~~~~~~~  

Church of the Holy Family Newsletter – Sun. 23rd Jan. 2022

Church webcam link: mcnmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-holy-family-ardara Mass Schedule for This Coming Week Daily and weekend Masses at the normal times. Anniversary Masses this Coming Week as Follows Wednesday at 7.30pm: Veronica Fleury Thursday at 10.00am: Dora and John Dixon Friday at 7.30pm: Thady, Susan and Phelim Gallagher, Common Saturday at 7.30pm: Molly and deceased Gallagher family, Wooden…   ~~~~~~~~  

Training Course: Ardara: A Sustainable Environment

About the Course This course starts on Monday, 7th of February and will run on Mondays 7-9 pm. This Innovating Communities Course will maximise and harness Ardara’s potential to build sustainable wealth and create a sustainable environment for the local community. By training participants in Design Thinking, a creative problem-solving process, and bringing like-minded people…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 18th January 2022

Local Cleanup 7th to 14th February A lot of our roads and laneways are bare now and litter is very obvious. This is also a good time to collect litter as it is so exposed. The week 7th to 14th February is a planned week to collect litter. Anyone who is willing to do a…   ~~~~~~~~  

Church of the Holy Family Newsletter – Sun. 16th Jan. 2022

Church webcam link: mcnmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-holy-family-ardara Mass Schedule for This Coming Week Daily and weekend Masses at the normal times. Anniversary Masses this Coming Week as Follows Monday at 10.00am: Memorial of Rebecca Boze. Wednesday at 7.30pm: Anniversary of Neilie McNelis. Saturday at 10.00am: Anniversary of Mary Reynolds. Saturday at 11.00am: Anniversary of Martina Maguire. Saturday at…   ~~~~~~~~  

Christmas Lights: Thank You!

As we start another new year we sincerely wish to thank all who supported the Christmas Lights Appeal. Many of the Town Businesses were generous with their contributions in a difficult trading time, but the ordinary people of our community have to be the heroes this Christmas with their kind contributions. Also those many visitors…   ~~~~~~~~  

Church of the Holy Family Newsletter – Sun. 9th Jan. 2022

Church webcam link: mcnmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-holy-family-ardara Mass Schedule for This Coming Week Daily and weekend Masses at the normal times. Anniversary Masses this Coming Week as Follows Monday: Daniel Craig and deceased Craig family. Wednesday: Annie and James Keeney. Thursday: James Watters. Friday: Micky Kennedy. Saturday at 7.30pm: Con and deceased members of the Gillespie family. Scoil…   ~~~~~~~~  

Church of the Holy Family Newsletter – Sun. 2nd Jan. 2022

Church webcam link: mcnmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-holy-family-ardara Mass Schedule for This Coming Week Thursday next the 6th January is the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord and is a Holyday. Masses on Thursday at 10.00am and 7.30pm. Friday is the First Friday. Masses at 10.00am and 7.30pm. The elderly and housebound will be attended on the First…   ~~~~~~~~  

NoWDOC Number Changed to 0818-400-911

The NoWDOC Service contact number has changed to 0818 400 911 From the 1st January 2022, the NoWDOC Service is changing its number to 0818 400 911. Callers who try to contact the service using 1850 400 911 from this date will receive a not in service tone. At present, the new 0818 400 911…   ~~~~~~~~  

Special Feature: “Parked up in Portnoo”

This year’s Duchas annual had some excellent articles and from time to time we may highlight some of them. This article by Gail Park is a beautiful piece, showing why someone would fall in love with Portnoo. Duchas is available in all local shops and for Kindle on Amazon “Parked up in Portnoo” By Gail…   ~~~~~~~~  

Church of the Holy Family Newsletter – Sun. 26th Dec. 2021

Church webcam link: mcnmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-holy-family-ardara Schedule of Masses for This Coming Week Daily and weekend Masses at the usual times. Saturday next, the 1st January 2022, is the Feast of Mary the Mother of God and it is also World Day of Peace. Anniversary Masses this Coming Week as Follows; Monday at 10.00am: Teresa White. Tuesday…   ~~~~~~~~  

A Special Story for Christmas 2021

The Way the World Goes Round By Maureen Conway Circa 2010, a few years after his first 12 rounds with the big C in 2006/2007, my husband Michael set up a local window cleaning and decorating business. As is the way of things here in Donegal, most of the work he got was via recommendation…   ~~~~~~~~  

Church of the Holy Family Newsletter – Sun. 19th Dec. 2021

Church webcam link: mcnmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-holy-family-ardara Schedule of Masses for This Coming Week Masses this weekend at the usual times. Confessions will be available after the 11.00am Mass this Saturday. Special Session of Confessions in preparation for Christmas this Sunday 19th from 7.00pm until 8.00pm. Extra confessors will be available. Daily Masses this week as follows: Monday…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 14th December 2021

Santa Visits Ardara This Sunday evening 19th December at 6pm Santa and his sleigh will touch down in Ardara on his way to Portnoo. He will go around the town at that time but he is very busy so it is important to come out and say hello as his real visit will be later.…   ~~~~~~~~  

Church of the Holy Family Newsletter – Sun. 12th Dec. 2021

Church webcam link: mcnmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-holy-family-ardara Schedule of Masses for This Coming Week Monday 13th at 10.00am: Anniversary of Nora Coughlan and Donal O’Gara. Monday at 7.30pm: Month’s Mind of Patsy Breslin. Tuesday at 10.00am: Anniversary of Annie Boyle, Mullinacloy. Wednesday at 7.30pm: Anniversary of Philomena McCole. Thursday at 10.00am: Anniversary of Sean Connaughton. Friday at 7.30pm:…   ~~~~~~~~  

New Book Reveals Facts, Myths and Tales From St. John’s Point Area

A new book telling fascinating stories from Dunkineely, Bruckless, Killaghtee and St. John’s Point is out this weekend. The book by Michael Cunningham provides a collection of facts, myths and tales from the St. John’s Point area of Donegal. From megalithic tombs and 7th century saints to World War 2 installations, there are surprising tales…   ~~~~~~~~  

Church of the Holy Family Newsletter – Sun. 3rd Dec. 2021

Church webcam link: mcnmedia.tv/camera/church-of-the-holy-family-ardara Schedule of Masses for This Coming Week Monday at 10.00am: Anniversary of Neil Boyle. Tuesday at 10.00am: Anniversaries of Rose and Packie McConnell. Wednesday 8th December is the Feast of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, and is a Holy Day.Masses on Wednesday at 10.00am and 7.30pm. Thursday at 10.00am: The deceased of…   ~~~~~~~~